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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 23-Mar-09

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External Hard Drives -- Readers solicit opinions on different hard drive manufacturers in an attempt to find the best solution for using Time Machine. (4 messages)


AirPort Problem -- The recent AirPort firmware update has caused problems for some readers, and the AirPort Express blinking lights continue to cause confusion. (7 messages)


Locating original files in iTunes automatically -- Has iTunes lost track of many songs whose files haven't moved? SuperSync may be the solution. (2 messages)


In Search of iTunes 8.1 -- Readers report problems with the latest update to iTunes. (5 messages)


Windows to Mac software failures? Companies that have tried to port Windows applications to the Mac have had a mixed bag of success. (52 messages)


AirTunes stutter with AirPort Express 802.11n optical out -- Playing music via AirTunes is problematic for some readers using the latest version of iTunes. (2 messages)


iPhone 3.0 and Cut/Copy/Paste -- Readers compare the just-announced copy-and-paste functionality on the forthcoming iPhone 3.0 update with the implementation on the Newton. (15 messages)


WeatherCal Inserts Updating Forecasts into iCal -- Readers take Bare Bones Software's latest offering for a spin and discuss alternatives. (11 messages)


SpamSieve -- Isn't it great when the developer of software you use is also a contributor to TidBITS Talk? A reader gets help with his spam filtering software, straight from the source. (3 messages)

 

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